Malaysia

First Ladies Summit ends today with Rosmah’s speech

October 13, 2010

Rosmah (right) greets another first lady at the summit's event at Istana Budaya last night. - Bernama picRosmah (right) greets another first lady at the summit's event at Istana Budaya last night. - Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — The three-day inaugural First Ladies Summit will end here today, with the highlight on the adoption of a declaration by the first ladies.

The final day programme will start with a special session, "First Ladies: Sharing of Experiences" at 10am at the Royale Chulan Hotel here.

This will be followed by the presentation and adoption of the declaration by the first ladies attending the summit.

The prime minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who delivered the keynote address yesterday, will also make the closing remarks.

The first ladies will then proceed for lunch and a fashion show before visiting the PERMATA Child Care Centre in Putrajaya.

Fifteen first ladies are attending the summit themed, 'A Child Today, a Leader Tomorrow'.

Besides Rosmah, other first ladies are Teuta Topi (Albania), Ernestina Naadu Mills (Ghana), Mariama Mane Sanha (Guinea Bissau), Lorna Golding (Jamaica), Meme

Tong (Kiribati), Keosaychay Sayasone (Laos), Sarojini Jugnauth (Mauritius), Maria De Luz Guebuza (Mozambique), Patience Jonathan (Nigeria), Mercedes Lugo De Maidana (Paraguay), Natalie Brigitte Nadage Michel (Seychelles), Sia Nyama Koroma (Sierra Leone), Sriranthi Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka) and Thandiwe Banda (Zambia).

Also attending are six representatives of first ladies and 20 ministers.

The First Ladies Summit 2010, initiated and hosted by Rosmah, focuses on ways in which families, communities and governments can work together to uncover the potential in every child.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had officiated the Summit at Seri Perdana last night. — Bernama